Win a Bio-Oil hamper worth R1500, plus pregnancy skincare tips

February 20, 2017

This week is Pregnancy Education Week, and as advocators of chidlbirth education, and as the leading scar and stretchmark product, Bio-Oil is giving away a hamper worth R1 500.

In case you need a reminder, Bio-Oil is the number one scar and stretch mark product in 21 countries, including South Africa, where it is the product most recommended by gynaecologists and midwives for stretch marks. It also works wonders on Caesarean scars, dehydrated, itchy skin, and pigmentation caused by hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy.

Your prize will include:

  • Basket
  • Bottles of Bio-Oil
  • Cuddly woollen giraffe
  • 100% cotton babygrow
  • 100% cotton blanket
  • ClevaMama bath towel
  • Bio-Oil's 'Tips for Moms from Moms' booklet & Baby scan album

While Bio-Oil is giving away an amazing hamper, they also have some brilliant skincare tips that cover the most common pregnancy conditions – stretchmarks and dry, itchy skin.

Stretch marks

Up to 90% of pregnant women develop stretch marks (medically known as striae). According to dermatologist Dr Ayesha Moolla, “Stretch marks are a form of scar tissue. They are caused by a rapid weight gain or expansion in body-shape that results in tiny tears in the dermal layer of skin, which subsequently results in scar formation or stretch marks.”

“Contrary to what you may expect, stretch marks don’t only occur in the later stage of pregnancy,” says gynaecologist Dr Jana Rossouw. “They can start developing as early as the first trimester due to high hormone levels. However they most commonly appear in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.”

According to gynae Dr Jana Rossouw, stretch marks are most likely to form on the abdomen, but can also occur on the breasts, hips and thighs – any area that experiences rapid growth.

Dr Moolla says anyone who has a rapid gain in weight is at risk of developing stretch marks. “There are of course, other factors that come into play including family history – if either parent has stretch marks then one would have a proclivity towards developing them.”

“It’s important to follow a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy and not gain too much weight. We aim at a weight gain of around 12kgs, bearing in mind that after 36 weeks the mother should be gaining around a kilo a week,” says Dr Rossouw.

Dr Moolla says as well as maintaining a healthy weight there are other ways to help prevent stretch marks: “Eat a balanced diet rich in food and nutrients that are good for skin health. Drink plenty of water. Twice a day, massage areas that are prone to stretch marks using good quality oils like Bio-Oil, a moisturiser or even an emollient. The massaging action allows the skin to become more pliant and more hydrated. There are supplements that have been advocated for the prevention of stretch marks, such as vitamin C and vitamin E.”

“I actively encourage all pregnant women to use Bio-Oil daily, throughout their pregnancy” says Lynne Bluff, South Africa’s leading childbirth educator and editor of The Expectant Mother’s Guide.. “The results are outstanding and have proven themselves over many years. From the feedback I have received it is considered to be the most effective means of preventing stretch marks.”


Itchy dry skin

“Skin moisturizing is important as the skin can get very itchy and uncomfortable during pregnancy,” says Bluff. Many women experience itchy skin, particularly around the breasts and abdomen as the skin stretches to accommodate growth.

To relieve itching:

  • Massage Bio-Oil into the skin. It is safe to use during pregnancy on face and body.
  • Add a few drops of Bio-Oil to your bath for an all-over moisturising effect.
  • Use cool or lukewarm water to wash; hot water can dry out the skin.
  • Avoid the heat, rather stay inside or under shade during hot weather.
  • Wear cool, loose clothing.


To enter to win

Simply comment below, and your name will go into the draw. The giveaway closes on Tuesday 28 February at 9am, after which the winner will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed.

Please note that this giveaway is open to South African residents only. Please allow up to six weeks for delivery.


Previous Post Next Post

You may also like


  • Carolyn Augustus

    Bio-Oil is the best!

    February 20, 2017 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Mandy Roscher

    This would be amazing!! Am 36 weeks pregnant now!

    February 20, 2017 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Nazreen Wadee

    I love bio oil for my dry itchy skin

    February 20, 2017 at 9:57 am Reply
  • melissa cook

    Stunning win ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 20, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Stephanie

    I love this product so much, used Bio oil twice a day with my first pregnancy and didn’t get a single stretch mark, I have skin that scars terribly so it was so amazing that bio oil prevented pregnancy stretch marks, I also use it on my little girl when she gets scratches or sores and it prevents scarring on her little body.. We plan on trying for another baby soon and I would love this hamper to use then.

    February 20, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply
  • Kay

    I know exactly who this would be a perfect gift for!!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Marlene

    Wow would love to win this I am 28 weeks pregnant and this will help alot

    February 20, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
  • lameez

    Bio-oil is a must have ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 20, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Anita Dingwayo

    this has helped me befoere and hoping it would still do the work, loving it.

    February 20, 2017 at 10:06 am Reply
  • anne botes

    Anne Botes Amazing Product

    February 20, 2017 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Carla dos Reis

    What an awesome hamper!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:11 am Reply
  • ashishta gokhul

    Love the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 20, 2017 at 10:15 am Reply
  • Rosha Chetty

    Bio Oil is a fantastic product , absolutely effective on skin as per reviews I read ,I was in a car accident and love to use this product for my skin love to win this for my scars which I need help with in being reduced in appearance. Thank you

    February 20, 2017 at 10:15 am Reply
  • Elaine

    Wow would love this

    February 20, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Marlene Olivier

    Would totally love to win this gorgeous give away for my daughter, expecting my first grandchild!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Jenny

    Love this product

    February 20, 2017 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Lizanne

    15 weeks pregnant and would love to win this hamper!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Dannielle Hartley

    Would love this

    February 20, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
  • Natalie lipsky

    Hope we win!! Bio oil saved me in my pregnancy

    February 20, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Sarah Zingarelli

    Nothing beats Bio-Oil <3

    February 20, 2017 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Chantel Alston-Stewart

    I would love to win this… Bio Oil is amazing…

    February 20, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply
  • nwabisa

    Bio oil is absolutely the best I’ve used it since I was a teen to help with the appearance of my stretch marks.keeps my skin moist and I don’t have any stretch marks from my pregnancy I’m now using it on my c section scar as I just gave birth to my son

    February 20, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply
  • Maryanne Wrench Celestino

    I’ve used Bio Oil every day if my pregnancy, I’m almost 33 weeks now and not a surprise glee stretchmark!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply
  • Hayley Baxen

    Wow this prize is fabulous…you can never go wrong with Bio-Oil, it works wonders on my skin ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 20, 2017 at 10:45 am Reply
  • Pravina W

    I’ve been using Bio-Oil since I was a teen and really can’t imagine life without it. I swear by it.

    February 20, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Liesel Bouwer

    My whole family loves Bio-Oil

    February 20, 2017 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Fatima Sader

    What an awesome giveaway for an expecting mom! Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž

    February 20, 2017 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Carolyn Noel

    Would love that hamper!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:53 am Reply
  • Caro Victor

    OOOOOOOOOOOO Big please fingers cross

    February 20, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Nirvana Ramdhani

    Simply love this product!

    February 20, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Janet W Perry

    Bio Oil is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 20, 2017 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Megan Hartwig

    Love Bio oil! Iโ€™ve been using it all my life, such a trusted brand.

    February 20, 2017 at 11:00 am Reply
  • Chantal keet

    Winter is almost upon us and I suffer with extremely dry skin during these months

    February 20, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Sayuri

    awesome giveaway

    February 20, 2017 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Izelle Doman

    This would be awesome! I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and my bio-oil is almost finished!

    February 20, 2017 at 11:14 am Reply
  • Kathy Gradidge

    Yay for stretch mark free pregnancy!

    February 20, 2017 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Cheryldene De Sousa

    Awesome Giveaway <3 <3 <3

    February 20, 2017 at 11:33 am Reply
  • Lizelle Van Rooyen

    Love Bio Oil. great product

    February 20, 2017 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Bongiwe Ndimande-Mbhele

    Fabulous giveaway, would love to win

    February 20, 2017 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Delia Reddy

    Bio oil is the #1 choice

    February 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm Reply
  • sharon

    Bio Oil is always amazing to use

    February 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    I used bio oil throughout my first pregnancy and had no stretch marks… 30 weeks into my 2nd pregnancy and still using bio oil. Best stretch mark oil!

    February 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • Lindi Marais

    Love the product!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • Nadia

    Would love this giveaway hamper!

    February 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Sharleen

    Bio-Oil is awesome for my dry skin

    February 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm Reply
  • Ibtisaam

    my best friend everyday. makes me feel silky smooth.

    February 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Irfaan

    Bio Oil is the best product to help with stretch marks which are inevitable during preganncy

    February 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    Awesome hamper!!

    February 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • Ayesha

    Bio-oil takes away the dryness and itchiness

    February 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm Reply
  • Deserise Cocklin-Viljoen

    I would love to win this. After 7 years of trying to conceive I am finally 4-5 weeks pregnant.

    February 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Matty

    Love Bio-Oil ! Been using it since 7 weeks pregnant. Now at 33 weeks and not one stretch mark ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • Tamar speechly

    I love Bio-Oil it’s been great for my everyday dry skin and now especially while I’ve been pregnant. I looking forward to continuing to use it after baby arrives. My husband also loves to steal my bio-oil to use for himself !

    February 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm Reply
  • Linda

    Fantastic product & great giveaway!

    February 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Estee Roscher


    February 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • thea lennox

    wow would be so awesome

    February 20, 2017 at 4:41 pm Reply
  • Wandile

    Bio-Oil is the best for stretch mark treatment and skin care. It would be great to win!

    February 20, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Adeline

    Awesome product

    February 20, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply
  • Magriet Pienaar

    Yes please!

    February 20, 2017 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Meagan

    Cannot wait to have my first child and experience bio oil at work.

    February 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm Reply
  • Yuvisthi

    Bio oil is awesome. I religiously used it my entire pregnancy ๐Ÿ˜Š

    February 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm Reply
  • Yuvisthi

    Bio oil is awesome. I have used it my entire pregnancy. It reaฤบly helps reduce my scars

    February 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • Bianca Balutto

    Bio oil helped lighten my appendix scar. Best product.

    February 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • Lise Vermaak

    The best oil for stretch marks and other marks!

    February 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • Nicole Campbell

    I’ve used bio oil throughout the different stages of my life and it’s been my lifesaver now that I’m pregnant

    February 20, 2017 at 7:56 pm Reply
  • lauren

    Amazing gift for the perfect person xxxxxxxxx

    February 20, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Riรฉtte

    Awesome product and awesome giveaway!

    February 21, 2017 at 12:17 am Reply
  • Sandy

    Such a great product!

    February 21, 2017 at 6:00 am Reply
  • Linda Laing

    This would be so awesome!!

    February 21, 2017 at 6:06 am Reply
  • zuleikha1

    Always loved Bio-Oil.

    February 21, 2017 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Andrea

    I always used Bio Oil throughout my pregnancy, would be great to win this

    February 21, 2017 at 7:10 am Reply
  • Vongai Mudzamba

    Expecting my first in 2 weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ Pick me!

    February 21, 2017 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Nanila

    such an awesome oil to use on your body

    February 21, 2017 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Zeyn

    Stunning win- great for marks and scars

    February 21, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Tanya van der Merwe

    Bio-Oil is an amazing product! I used Bio-Oil during both my pregnancies and don’t have a single mark!

    February 21, 2017 at 9:30 am Reply
  • Shani

    Bio-oil for the win ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 21, 2017 at 9:53 am Reply
  • Jo

    who doesn’t love bio oil ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 21, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
  • Jo

    who doesnt love bio-oil :

    February 21, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply
  • Nicolette Nunes

    Bio-oil has def helped my c-section scar

    February 21, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply
  • Olivia Minnaar

    Love love Love Bio-Oil

    February 21, 2017 at 11:42 am Reply
  • ummie2maleeha

    I love bio oil you can never go wrong using it. its the best. Would be awesome for me and baby on the way.

    February 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Ridwana

    Iv been using bio oil for about 15 years now, from school days, way before pregnancy. So ofcourse during my pregnancies as well. Id love to win this hamper itl really come in handy since i always have bio oil in my cupboard and use it twice daily and now even more religiously since im pregnant & my stock is almost up & theres goodies for the baby. Hopefully win this time around. Perfect gift with perfect timing

    February 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm Reply
  • Sofiah

    Would love to win some Bio oil to help with preventing stretch marks, currently am 22 weeks pregnant and using Bio Oil daily

    February 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • Riaz

    Such a awesome product to get rid of marks

    February 22, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply
  • Lauren

    This stuff rocks! I use it on my face as an overnight oil, and wake up looking like I actually slept!

    February 22, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Susann

    Did you know that even scar tissue caused by repeated injections into your tummy can be reduced by Bio-Oil? Well, it works ๐Ÿ™‚

    February 22, 2017 at 11:16 am Reply
  • Katlego

    Im halfway through my second pregnancy and i look like like a tigress ๐Ÿ˜bio oil is a luxury i can’t afford..

    February 24, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Marc

    This would make a great gift for my friend

    February 25, 2017 at 11:32 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Would love to win

    February 25, 2017 at 11:34 am Reply
  • Charmaine

    Bio oil is truly the best

    February 25, 2017 at 11:35 am Reply
  • stephanie videira

    What a fab product

    February 25, 2017 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • Carla VD Westy (@carlieshell)

    Bio Oil saved me from stretch marks last year when I was pregnant with Harvey! I still use it especially on my boobs that are constantly changing shape while breastfeeding. Also Harvey would LOVE that Giraffe so holding thumbs!

    February 27, 2017 at 8:29 am Reply
  • Gaelyn Cokayne

    I scar terribly and am very prone to stretch marks so would love to win this hamper (and will share the baby goodies with my sister and 5 week old niece!)

    February 27, 2017 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Roxanne Chutthergoon

    Totally Awesome!

    February 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Ray

    Great product, great giveaway.

    February 28, 2017 at 5:22 am Reply
  • Joles

    Awesome product! Id love to stand in line to win <3

    February 28, 2017 at 6:19 am Reply
  • Danielle

    My pregnancy is just starting(11 weeks) and I started applying bio oil already ๐Ÿ˜Š I would love this !!!

    March 1, 2017 at 3:49 am Reply
  • Harunise Afrikander

    10 weeks pregnant – used Bio Oil with my 1st pregnancy and it worked wonders.

    March 6, 2017 at 7:50 am Reply
  • Silindile

    I’m 12 weeks pregnant and I just read about bio oil and I think it’s amazing, and am confident that it will help me to prevent the stretch mark’s number one in 21 countries that’s WOw *BIO OIL*ROCKS!!!

    March 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Claire mathew

    Bio oil is an absolute life saver. I don’t go a single day without it even more so now that I’m pregnant

    February 23, 2018 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Leave a Reply